At St Mary’s, our School Council is set up to involve pupils in the decisions made in school. Our School Council is made up of two representatives from each class in Year 3-6. The councillors were voted for by the pupils at the start of the academic year.
School Council Aims:
- To make sure that our school is a safe and happy place for all children.
- To make sure that children have a place to voice their concerns and ideas.
- To encourage all children in the school to suggest improvements.
- To make sure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.
As a group they the members have agreed to the following:
- Be respectful and listen to each other.
- Contribute or participate enthusiastically in meetings.
- Follow the school rules and be role models to other pupils showing they are true disciples of Jesus.
- Display good behaviour at all times.
- Be polite and courteous to others.
- Use their position on School Council to support and develop life at St Mary.
Since being elected, our councillors have met to discuss how they can impact on areas of school life. Their ideas are taken into consideration. As a newly elected body, they have had experience of meeting together as a group and electing themselves on to roles within the Council. The next stage in their development will be to have an Action Plan. In this way they will map out their priorities for the rest of the academic year. The members of the Council then decide which suggestions should be written into the School Council Action Plan.
School Council Achievements:
- The School Council have been responsible for the purchasing of new equipment for the playgrounds.
- At the end of the Autumn Term the School Council led a questionnaire to all children about school meals and found that a wider range of vegeterain dishes and a Halal option were wanted by the student population. This has now been actioned.
- As we prepare and move into the season of Advent the School Council members are leading the fundraising drive to raise funds for the Catholic Children’s Society. They will co-ordinate and lead the fundraising drive throughout Lent.